HAVANA, Oct. 14th Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, inaugurated on Saturday the Iberostar Grand Packard luxury hotel on the Paseo del Prado, which overlooks the Malecon in Havana and is designed for “high standard” tourists , according to local media.

Although Iberostar has been present in Cuba since 1993 and currently operates 27 hotels on the island with 7,881 rooms, the Grand Packard is the jewel in the crown of the company and leader in “exclusivity” on the island.

According to the official newspaper Juventud Rebelde, Miguel Fluxá Roselló, president of Iberostar, said that he moves around the world and a hotel like the one inaugurated yesterday in Havana could be in London, New York or Paris, but “there are no better “he stressed.

The Minister of Tourism, meanwhile, advanced that the opening of the Grand Packard opens a new bet in Cuba for tourism of “high standard” and said the work “is a gift to Havana” for its 500th anniversary.

 In May 2017, Cuba opened its first luxury hotel, the Kempinski Manzana, also located in Old Havana. Now take a step towards luxury tourism with the Great Packard.